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Russian Land-Battleship KV-VI by VonBrrr Russian Land-Battleship KV-VI by VonBrrr
A technical cutaway illustration of the WW2 Russian Land-Battleship (KV-VI). I was meaning to get this one done for the initial Experimentals of War set but it got sidelined.

Half way through illustrating I found that the thing never really existed even in the design stage, but it was an interesting looking experimental none the less.

I'm my eyes, it's still not finished, perspective issues are present on the katyusha rockets, more interior and track detail is required. Constructive critique is welcome.

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menapia Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
Brilliant illustration, like something dreamt up by H.G Wells
AgentTasmania Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
Turning circle would be insane. Anything less than a few times it's own length would rip the tracks off.
AgentTasmania Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
I should have read it first.
MightyJoeP Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
I would so build this as a model. I'd need to assemble it from several kits.
The only turret that doesn't work is the one at #14, since it couldn't rotate to the other side. But then again I'd probably put it on there anyway just for fun!
And I think for #7 I'd replace that with a pair of AA MGs.
soulessone12 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
Uhhh there's just one slight problem with it..... Its called the
A-10 thunderbolt II (or A-1 Skyhawk)
bombero85 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
At the time this thing would've been built (if it even existed), its most likely enemy would've been the Ju-87 Stuka. Which would've still been very deadly, don't get me wrong.
ludoms Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014
the solution use to carry a AA gun on the tank :) (that remind me that a french tank prototype have been made with an AA on it : the FCM F1)
DubiousDrewski Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
You're a bastard! This image has been floating around the internet for a while now, and many people think it's real. Despite how ridiculous this machine is, it's not surprising the Russians would've tried to build something like this.

You should have put some sort of indication somewhere in the image what this is supposed to be: just a concept.
SirRinge Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
._. Seriously, how misinformed do you have to be to think this is a real thing? If they made this, it's top speed would've been less than 15 kmph, bogged down in mud and the biggest target on the battlefield. So even if it was real and they fielded it, it wouldn't have mattered. It might have lasted 15 minutes into a fight before it was completely destroyed by concentrated enemy fire...
Blackoutrogue Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
it was just a rumor,the biggest tank that was closest to realisation in USSR was the KV-5,a 100-ton tank.the project was complete in august 1941,but the construction was cancelled because the nazis got too close to Leningrad and all the resources were thrown to modify the kv-1's and t-34's. the only half-finished prototype even close to 100-ton mass was a KV-3 chassis,which was much bigger and longer than standart KV,had powerful engine,standart turret and weaponry. It was sent to Leningrad region,but durning an attempt of crossing a bridge over the Tosna river it was hit by german 150-mm gun and it's ammo exploded. Even with mass close to 100 tons the ground was barerly holding this tank, the soil in this region is very wet and soft almost always. this tank would literally sink into the ground.
and this thing(the "Stalin's Orchestra") was a model builded in 1997 by someone from the track-link site.Prooflink:…
There's no documentation that the project like this even existed, but there is documentation that a KV-6 project existed,but as a gun carrier(with 2 45mm and 1 75mm gun in one block), that was being projected by the SKB-2 departanent of Leningrad Tracktor Plant after the evacuation from Leningrad.
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